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River of Life
Source interviews a variety of people from ex-cabinet ministers to local angling enthusiasts about their memories of the River Mersey. These stories form part of a new book and accompanying exhibition titled "Mersey: the river that changed the world", which tells the river's story from its source in Stockport, right down to where it meets the sea at Liverpool.
Spotlight - Annie Merry
Source talks to Annie Merry, Director of Faiths4Change, a multi-faith environmental project that helps bring people from different faiths and backgrounds together to make small-scale environmental improvements to deprived urban areas across the Northwest.
With the amount of rain we get in the Northwest it is hard to believe that water could ever possibly be in short supply. In reality though, water supplies in the UK are already under serious threat, a threat which will only be exacerbated once climate change starts making an impact. With drier summers on the horizons water shortage will become a major issue not just for people, but for our environment as well. Matthew Sutcliffe takes a look at the bleak future of our region’s water supplies and examines United Utilities’ strategic direction statement that sets out its plans for coping with the challenges of climate change and our over-use of water.
Spotlight - Liverpool Sailing Club
Ciara Leeming talks to members of the newly reopened Liverpool Sailing Club. After an arson attack in 2001 the future of the club was hanging in the balance but due its determined members and a successful partnership project the sailing club has now been officially reopened by HRH Princess Anne.
Breathing new life into the Mersey: Water quality and fisheries in the Mersey Estuary - a historical perspective
Taking a long-term perspective, this scientific paper provides detailed information about the effects of improvements in water quality on the fish population of the Mersey.
The Mersey Estuary - back from the dead? Solving a 150 year old problem
The Mersey Estuary has suffered a legacy of abuse and neglect since the beginning of the industrial revolution. The discharge of effluents from manufacturing processes, together with wastewater from the burgeoning centres of population, resulted in the estuary gaining the unenviable reputation of bring one of the most polluted rivers in Europe. As a result of the long awaited remedial action, which has been implemented over the past fifteen years, there is now unequivocal evidence that the water quality of the river and the biology of the system have improved significantly and will continue to do so as further planned alleviation schemes are completed. This paper reviews the achievements, which have been made at the halfway stage in the 25-year multi-billion pound clean up campaign.
Spotlight - Peter Batey
Source talks to Professor Peter Batey of the University of Liverpool (later to become Chair of the Mersey Basin Campaign) about his involvement with the Mersey Estuary Management Plan, and the newly-formed Mersey Waterfront Regional Park.
Sensors of the Sea
Edwin Colyer visits the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory in Liverpool to find out how they use all manner of technological wizardry to collect real-time data from our seas, and use that information to find out how the Northwest's waters are affected by, and affect our weather, climate and human activity.